Dockside Grill

4.7
628 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Dockside Grill is located in the heart of Casco Bay at Handy Boat Marina.

We are now open 6 days a week for indoor and outside seating.

Reservation and call ahead walk-ins required.

The Dockside Grill offers fresh, fun and flavorful New England fare with a modern twist.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 628 people are saying
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4.8
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LeeD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT!!! We just discovered this fabulous place a few weeks ago (and we've lived in Maine for over 20 years!) Outstanding!!

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PattiW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch!

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BethT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!! We will be back. I had called and asked if we could add 2 more to our party. Staff was very accommodating

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Sailer
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must remember to make reservations in the future (first time I missed, and with the pandemic, we had to wait for a table, as my reservation was confirmed too late)!

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DianeS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant is a gem!! Beautiful location and food is definitely tasty.

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ArolynnF
Tucson
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view is obviously God created. The reservation process was good, the service excellent, properly attentive and professional.

BC
vipBritishCarol
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sitting outside on a sunny day can't be topped for the view and ambience. The food is always delicious. Service can be slow, which is perfectly fine when one is enjoying the dining experience but worth bearing in mind when one is in a hurry.

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NewGuest
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, wonderful menu, friendly service - Great experience for first timers. Highly recommend

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GeorgeP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Dockside was exceptional. We ate outside on warm Saturday. My wife had Caesar with crab cakes; I had salmon BLT. Both were delicious.

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NancyF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always excellent although the menu is a little bit ld school.

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KLYP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wait staff Natalie was friendly, knowledgeable and personable. We had a great table on the patio, service was good-we didn’t feel rushed. Arugula and berry salad was delicious; they accommodated my friend’s allergy to strawberries and gave her other berries. We were surprised at the price of the lobster addiction to our salads – $30 each-but we did not ask ahead of time. It really didn’t matter, since the salad was delicious and we were having such a good time. We will definitely go again!

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Mainers
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our beverages, appetizers and service were outstanding. Matthew did a wonderful job and Dockside is lucky to have him.

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RonnieH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location, Food, Service~~~~~All outstanding! The constant very loud noise of construction vehicles passing back and forth at our table~~~Not so much!
Matthew, our server~~~~A gem!!!!

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JereG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. I only drop the food a bit as the Lobster Fra Diavolo is supposed to have kick and, while it was tasty, no kick. Since a signature dish, I had to note it, but everything else was fantastic. Our server was great and we appreciated the night...

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Scallops were delicious and seared perfectly. We had oysters as an appetizers and once again superb. We will definitely be back and have the Dockside Grill as our favorite Maine restaurant of this vacation.

JM
JoyceM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the special Halibut Tacos, Quinoa Greek Salad, and finished with Chocolate Mousse. Everything was EXCELLENT!!!

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vipPaulaW
New England
46 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

LG
LGCdinningout
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a pleasant dining experience. Good food and comfortable and lovely setting

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal as usual. We love Dockside, it has a beautiful setting and is away from the hustle bustle of the Old Port.

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DebraS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was terrific! Food was very good.

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RuthD
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Unfortunately it was a gloomy rainy night but our seating was great with a nice view. Excellent wine choice, delicious crab cakes and tuna and salmon entrees were 5 star. Halibut a little on salty side. We were too full for dessert. We had the best waitress, so funny, so helpful and a pleasure to interact with! It was a special evening for the three of us. Thank you

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viaixtapa
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lunch service quite slow…. Could have been kitchen backed up.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is spectacular. Very friendly staff and beautifully plated food. My haddock was delicious.

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MelanieA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dockside Grill sports a gorgeous view, great food and service, and a relaxing atmosphere. I have never had a bad meal there and would recommend it to anyone.

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vipFaron
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding ambiance, view, food and service. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. Great food, great table, great view. Will be back for sure!!!

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Luv2dine
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove up from Boston for a nice meal. It was well worth it. Food, service, atmosphere were all exceptional. Highly recommend!

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tthannah
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another nice Sunday brunch at Dockside. Busy, busy, busy, so it was a "leisurely" meal. But the Bloody Mary made things more relaxing.

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Barry
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were two couples and all had different entrees. It's fair to say, all were excellent. It was a lovely evening but due to our 7:45 PM reservation time, we were mostly deprived of the epic view that one sees during daylight. Nevertheless, it was a great evening and our friends from Utah certainly enjoyed dining on the Maine coast.

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vipHDMM
New England
83 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

As of late September, servers are not masked. Won’t be back until that changes. However, food was good at our meal- BBQ pork is outstanding. Iced tea is very cloudy and flavor not so good.

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Benjamin
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great view, great service and very good food. Not surprisingly, on a warm summer night in Coastal Maine this is a lively and somewhat loud setting.

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TimL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding, steaks and seafood was all great. The view and atmosphere is the best around.

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AnneJ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location and great service - very attentive without being over-bearing. Food is good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily was great

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GsaryS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

We wanted to be outside our party was too big We had Party of 6 We asked again when we got there and the host said she would check the deck was empty She never cane back
When I new I could not be out side I asked to be next to overhead doors I made this reservation 2 weeks ahead They said they would do there best
We ended up sitting against the back wall
Not happy or impressed

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PatC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening. Food was delicious and Joshua could not have been a better waiter!

MM
vipMichaelM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends visiting from Ohio

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wonderful staff and epic view.

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Ejb1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try nice experience. Nice for a date or just a great night out. We sat on the outside and it was like being on a boat.

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jeffreyp
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juliana was fantastic….. she had great recommendations on food and wine…
High marks in all areas…

FAQs

Dockside Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 747-5274.

Dockside Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 628 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.